Iowa Campus Compact Releases New Publication

From Iowa Campus Compact:

For immediate release (Des Moines, IA): Iowa Campus Compact has released a new collaborative publication, available for sale beginning today. The publication, “Diving Deep in Community Engagement: A Model for Professional Development,”<http://weebly-link/510517679581012200> is the result of the work for more than 20 authors and contributors from the field of higher education community engagement.

In Summer 2013, Campus Compact, in collaboration with Iowa Campus Compact, brought together advanced practitioners for an institute focused on professional and personal development in Des Moines, Iowa. Out of that experience, a group of practitioner-scholars committed to developing this resource to help guide professional development, career advancement, and unit guidance in the higher education civic and community engagement field.  Through a collective process, they developed the framework of competencies for community engagement professionals outlined in the book.

“We hope to support professionals in the field of civic and community engagement,” said co-editor and Iowa Campus Compact Executive Director Emily Shields. “We are focused on building capacity for the comprehensive development of individuals, units, and institutions.”

The purpose of the book is to support strategic professional development and it should be used to help community engagement professionals to reflect on their own practice and growth.  This reflective practice should be connected to wider discussions of how campuses can continue to institutionalize civic and community engagement, and the book provides concrete ways for community engagement professionals to link personal vocation to systemic change.

Learn more and purchase your copy today!<http://weebly-link/510517679581012200>